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How do we know if we really love God?


I had a short but interesting discussion today with someone and it went like this:

  • Me: Do you love God?
  • Them: Yes
  • Me: How do you know whether you love God or not?
  • Them: I don’t understand what you mean
  • Me: Does God love you?
  • Them: Yes
  • Me: How do you know whether God loves you or not?
  • Them: Because the Bible tells me so.
  • Me: Do you love God?
  • Them: Yes
  • Me: How do you know whether you love God or not?
  • Them: I suppose the Bible will tell me?

They were absolutely right! To love God the Bible says that we must first accept His love for us in Christ (1 John 4: 10) and then it describes with clarity what our lives would look like if we loved God and it has much less to do with feelings that it does with obedience (summed up in 1 John 2: 3 – 6).

 

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August 15, 2012 · 1:55 pm